ARTC&S begins weekly medical OPD service
Dimapur, July 2 (EMN): In its efforts towards reaching out to the medically deprived sections of the nearby villages namely Shokhuvi, Kiyeto, Pimla, Disagaphu and Shitovi in Dimapur district, the Assam Rifles Training Centre and School (ARTC&S) has started a weekly medical OPD every Saturday beginning from June 29 at Shokhuvi.
The Assam Rifles medical team led by Commandant (Dr) Aguina Nsarangbe, Chief Medical Officer of the ARTC&S, aims to provide much needed medical support to the neighbouring villages in the weekly OPD outreach. People from nearby villages attended the programme in large numbers.
The weekly medical OPD service was inaugurated by Brigadier Arjun Segan, DIG of ARTC&S, in presence of six Gaon Buras, veterans, patients and villagers. The team of doctors and paramedical staff treated a total of 62 persons on the inaugural day and provided free medical check up and medicines on the spot.
An update from the ARTC&S stated that health and hygiene awareness is one major component of the initiative. It stated that people were educated about prevention of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, malaria, water-borne diseases, hygiene and sanitation.
The medical OPD services would be made available every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm as part of its effort to make basic healthcare accessible at the Assam Rifles Training Centre and School, Shokhuvi.
It added that the effort was highly appreciated by the villagers, GBs of nearby villages and the civil administration.